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What Is The Lifespan of a Tile Roof?

The lifespan of a tile roof will vary depending on factors such as the type of material, installation procedures, weather zone, etc.

Tile roofs include different materials, such as clay, concrete, slate, and more.

They are known for their superb protection against extreme weather conditions, hot or cold, rain or snow; they can even hold against strong winds.

On average, we can say the lifespan of a tile roof is around 40 to 50 years, but with the proper maintenance, they can last up to 100.

Continue reading to learn more about the aspects you should consider to determine the lifespan of a tile roof.

Roof Maintenance

Like any other residential roofing system, tile roofs have to include a maintenance program to achieve their maximum lifespan.

A roof maintenance program should include removing leaves, dirt, and debris, cleaning drains and gutters, and cutting down branches of trees directly above the roof surface.

It should also include sealing any possible cracks or replacing some tiles if needed.

If you want your tile roof to last as long as possible, contact Ramon Roofing at least once a year to conduct a visual inspection.

Weather Conditions

As we mentioned before, tile roofs are excellent for withstanding extreme conditions such as rain and strong winds.

According to the Tile Roofing Institute, clay and concrete tiles can resist wind speeds of up to 150 mph and damage from hailstones of up to 2-inches in size.

In addition, they have reflective properties, meaning they will not absorb heat into your home.

If you live in an area where the sunlight hits your roof directly, tiles will reflect the heat into the air, keeping your home cooler and saving you money on energy bills.

Types of Materials

Again, the quality of the materials will determine both the price and durability of the system.

The best choice for your property will depend on what your needs are.

In general, any natural tile material lasts longer than asphalt shingles and wood shakes.

At Ramon Roofing, we have the following tile options:

Clay tiles are the most ancient roofing material, and their lifespan goes from 75 to 100 years.

Concrete tiles have superior waterproofing resistance. Their lifespan is around 50 years on average.

Slate tiles will be the best choice if you're looking for aesthetics. Their lifespan goes from 75 to 100 years or even more.

A lightweight material where you can choose many shapes and sizes. Aluminum and steel can give you around 50 to 75 years, whilst copper can last for centuries.

  • Synthetic Tiles

Synthetic tiles are made from recycled plastics, and they are the more affordable option in the world of tiles.

To discover “The Ultimate Guide to Tile Roofs”, click here.

Enjoy the Lifespan of a Tile Roof with Ramon Roofing!

To sum up, tile roofs have one of the greatest lifespans in the market.

Call us at (817) 924-1645 if you're in Fort Worth or at (512) 435-7636 if you're in the Austin area.


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